Excursions in Learning Youth Programs


Excursions in Learning is an educational enrichment program for youth at Manchester Community College. We currently have programming in the summer and fall semesters for inquisitive and creative minds in grades K-9. Our longest running program is the Summer Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth in August.

Summer 2021 Excursions

July 6-August 13, Grades K-9

We are excited to present to you a unique offering of summer programs, including new live classes. Our hope is your children will join us for another exciting semester full of interesting topics to explore!

Note: A student’s grade level is the grade he or she just completed in the 2020-2021 school year. Sorry no exceptions.

Do you need an extended day to help with drop off or pick up? No problem. We offer extended day programs from 8 a.m.-9 a.m. and 4 p.m.-5 p.m. every week. Check inside our catalog for further details. Exclusions: Leadership, Jr Culinary, and Youth Culinary Programs.

For details and questions about registration, visit the Excursions in Learning Registration page.

Summer 2021 Excursions Catalog PDF
Summer 2021 Excursions Flyer PDF
Summer 2021 Programs
July 6-9
Program Grade Level
Jr Culinary: Snack Attack Grades 2-4
Lights, Camera, Action!Grades 3-5 Grades 3-5
Youth Culinary: Baking Section 1 Grades 5-9
July 12-16
Program Grade Level
Jr Culinary: Book Cooks Grades 2-4
Let’s Talk About It: Public Speaking Grades 3-5
Youth Culinary: Level One Grades 5-9
Underwater Robotics/Transportation Grades 5-9
July 19-23
Program Grade Level
Crazy Concoctions/Ooey Gooey Grades K-2 Grades K-2
Jr Culinary: Movie Munchies Grades 2-4
Scratch™/NO Bones About It Grades 3-6
Blogging: Reporting, Writing and Publishing Grades 4-6 Grades 4-6
Youth Culinary: Advanced Culinary Program Grades 5-9 Grades 5-9
Girls’ Tech: VEX-IQ Robotics™/Architecture 
Boys’ Tech: Architecture/VEX-IQ Robotics™
Grades 6-9
Boys’ Tech: Architecture/VEX-IQ Robotics™ Grades 6-9
July 26-30
Program Grade Level
Cooking with Math/MORE Ooey Grades K-2
Cooking with Math Grades 2-4
Math Maniacs Grades 3-5
Youth Culinary: Baking Section 2 Grades 5-9
Video Production/Amusement Park Grades 6-9
July 26-August 6
Program Grade Level
Acting and Technical Theatre  Grades 3-6
August 2-6
Program Grade Level
Nature’s Canvas/Animals Grades K-2
Whoosh/LEGO® Grades K-2
Cooking Calculations/Global Cooking Adventure Grades 3-5
Youth Culinary: Advanced Baking Grades 5-9
Digital Photography Grades 5-9
Junior Jazz Ensemble (Morning Only, 2-Weeks) Grades 5-9
Video Game Design Grades 6-9
August 9-13
Program Grade Level
Sampling Science/MORE LEGO® Grades K-2
Book Cooks Grades K-2
Planet Protectors Grades 3-5
Creative Storytelling/Acting Playwriting Grades 5-9
Advanced Digital Photography Grades 5-9
Advanced Video Game Design Grades 6-9

Note: Classes separated by a “/” denote morning and afternoon sessions.

Our Mission

Our mission at Excursions in Learning is to take a leadership role in gifted education and enrichment programming; to be an educational and community resource for the 15 towns in the college’s service area and beyond; and to collaborate with schools, cultural institutions and community groups in educational endeavors.

Video: Excursions in Action

Our Enrichment Programs and Classes

Summer Semester Programs offered in June-August. This catalog is usually available in March.
Fall SemesterOur fall semester offers Saturday enrichment classes in October-December.

To request a catalog, please email the coordinator,  Larmstrong@manchestercc.edu .